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In my previous post G5 Leadership – Getting Things Done, a main assist mentioned was to make lists for tracking.

For the past year or so I’ve transitioned from my traditional methodology of filling traditional notebooks to using the LiveScribe system.

Specifically, I’m been using the Echo SmartPen. This allows me to have a digital copy of anything written in the notebook. It also allows for synchronized audio recordings.

It has the ability to OCR your notes (well, not my notes, but most people’s notes). It can’t process mine as I write in fully-connected cursive.

I really appreciate that the system understands when it’s using a different notebook. The pen itself is charged via USB. I charge when the pen whines at me (every two weeks or so). I use the pen on a fairly constant basis. data is transferred off the pen to digital version in a computer-based application. Bits of these can be shared to various online services.

My only real complaints are that the replaceable pens tend to stick for me and that you only get one color at a time. The pen sicking is due to my writing angle. I’m hard on pens. The color thing is just a personal thing. I spent years writing in four colors.


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